Matt Jones Out; Horton to Safety
Starting Guard, Matt Jones, from Hoover, Alabama is out for the season with a knee injury. This is a tough blow to the Gamecocks. We believe he had started every game he had played beginning with the Georgia Tech game as a true freshman. With Jones out, it will be interesting to see who steps up on the offensive line. The only good news is Jones had not redshirted so he has two more seasons for the Gamecocks. With Andrew Ridgeway’s departure, JSU has now lost two starters before the season has even started.
In other news, Jason Horton, from Birmingham has moved from outside linebacker to safety. Gamecock corner, T.J. “Mr. All America #15” Heath said that Horton is a hard worker and has handled the move well and that he is “looking forward to him playing behind me. I know that he is not going to let the team down and he is definitely not going to let himself down.” The Gamecocks appear to have good depth at Safety with Keggie Harris, Robert Gray, Jason Horton and Brooks Robinson among others.